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This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl
Business Travel

This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl

A United Airlines flight was diverted after using something banned by most airlines: an anti-reclining seat device called the Knee Defender.
Laura Entis
Flight Cancelled? Google Wants to Prevent You From Having a Meltdown.
Business Travel

Flight Cancelled? Google Wants to Prevent You From Having a Meltdown.

A new feature within Google Now offers users the ability to ‘Find alternate flights' in the event of cancellation or delay.
Geoff Weiss
The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either
Travel

The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout
Controversies

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout

While the companies chalked it up to 'shifting priorities,' the announcement comes on the heels of widespread urgings by animal activists.
Geoff Weiss
How a Stylish Mompreneur Flies With a Toddler
Suitcase Entrepreneur

How a Stylish Mompreneur Flies With a Toddler

This mom and business owner divides her time across two continents. She shares the must-haves that make it work.
Rod Kurtz
$15,000 Could Be Yours If You Fix This Evil Airport Affliction
Travel

$15,000 Could Be Yours If You Fix This Evil Airport Affliction

Calling all brains: The TSA is looking for someone to help them figure out this major airport headache -- and is willing to pay for the solution.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This In-Flight Gadget Prevents Pushy Passengers From Reclining Their Seats
Business Travel

This In-Flight Gadget Prevents Pushy Passengers From Reclining Their Seats

While ethically dubious, the Knee Defender is likely to appeal to business travelers all too familiar with the crammed quandary of flying coach.
Geoff Weiss
Virgin America Files for IPO
Virgin America

Virgin America Files for IPO

The airline, which was founded in 2007 and is partly owned by serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on Monday after announcing its first annual profit.
Laura Entis
Traveling Coach on U.S. Flights Has Become a Serious Pain
Business Travel

Traveling Coach on U.S. Flights Has Become a Serious Pain

Turns out, America's airline companies have the world's most uncomfortable seats. Yay.
Jason Fell
British Airways Testing 'Happiness Blanket' to Make First-Class More Comfortable
Business Travel

British Airways Testing 'Happiness Blanket' to Make First-Class More Comfortable

The electronic blanket turns blue when wearers are calm, red when they are anxious or stressed.
Laura Entis
The 20 Best Airlines In the World
Airlines

The 20 Best Airlines In the World

Flying commercial these days can be an unpleasant experience. Fortunately for fliers, some airlines still put customers first.
Why Airline Loyalty May No Longer Pay Off
Airlines

Why Airline Loyalty May No Longer Pay Off

Reward programs have been eroding over the last 10 years as airlines shift their devotion to cold, hard, calculable dollars.
When It Makes Sense to Take a Private Jet
Suitcase Entrepreneur

When It Makes Sense to Take a Private Jet

Flying private is more accessible than ever, but still doesn't come cheap. We break down when you can justify keeping up with the Gateses, and when you should just suck it up in the security line.
Laura Entis